It’s never too late to take up the sport of Rowing.
Our Intro-to-Row course is for beginner adults interested in learning to row that have no prior rowing experience. With an aim to attract new members of any age of all fitness levels and previous athletic experience, like an outdoor water sport, a want to be part of something bigger than themselves, looking for new friendships, and are aware of the significant time commitment rowing requires. If this resonates with you, then we cordially invite you to join our Intro-to-Row Program. You will enjoy it!
Intro-to-Row courses begin the first Monday of the month from April through October, structured over eight classes that meet on Monday and Wednesday, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, each week. Each session is capped at 24 to ensure personal attention and skill development, so space is limited. All sessions will be conducted on Fort Loudoun Lake, our Boathouse is located, 3452 Louisville Road, Louisville.
While learning to row is usually thought to be harder than it looks, most anyone dedicated to learning the sport can get to the level where they can enjoy this sport and get as much exercise as they require. We encourage all participants to train at their pace and build a good base, as it is crucial to your future success. Instruction starts on rowing machines to allow you to learn the parts of the stroke, sequencing, terminology and technique on a stable platform. Each week new skills are introduced to progress participants to be on the water in one of our eight-person shells.
Participants need to wear athletic shorts (7” inseam recommended), t-shirts (nothing too baggy), socks, and running shoes.
Membership in ETRowing is not required to participate. If under the age of 18, East Tennessee Rowing offers programs specifically for juniors. Upon successful completion of the Intro-to-Row classes, you may join our Masters.
East Tennessee Rowing will host a free Learn-To-Row Day, Saturday June 3, 2017 as part of the annual USRowing National Learn to Row Day initiative held the first weekend in June.